In the spotlight

A conversation with Laura Dern

Don’t miss this captivating conversation with Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor and producer Laura Dern.

Find out:

  • How Dern is owning her worth—financially, physically and holistically.
  • The financial considerations of life in the spotlight
  • How she overcame obstacles to become a Hollywood icon
  • The legacy she is building for herself, her family and women in entertainment

Your hosts

Wale Ogunleye

Head of UBS Sports & Entertainment and former NFL player

Carey Shuffman

Head of UBS Women’s Strategic Client Segment and contributor to Own your worth: Women, wealth and the path to financial independence

About Laura Dern

Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Laura Dern has touched audiences and critics alike with her moving and heartfelt performances. On the big screen, Dern most recently starred in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” for Netflix, and Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” for Sony Pictures. For her performance in “Marriage Story,” Dern received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG Award, Critics’ Choice Award and the BAFTA Award. Also in 2019, Dern once again portrayed Renata Klein in the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” On the big screen, Dern will next reprise her role as Ellie Sattler in “Jurassic World: Dominion,” which is set for release in 2022.

In addition to her two Oscar nominations, Dern has won four Golden Globe Awards with seven nominations, as well as earned a Primetime Emmy Award and seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Additional film credits include “Star Wars: Episode VIII” “Wilson,” “The Founder,” “Certain Woman,” “Wild” for which she earned her second Academy Award nomination, “99 Homes,” “The Fault in our Stars,” “The Master” “Everything Must Go” “Little Fockers,” “Year of the Dog” “Inland Empire.” Lonely Hearts,” “Happy Endings,” “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” “I Am Sam,” “Novocaine,” “Focus,” “Citizen Ruth,” “Jurassic Park,” “A Perfect World,” “A Perfect World,” I “Rambling Rose,” (Academy Award Nomination) “Smooth Talk” and “Mask.” “Blue Velvet” “Wild at Heart,” “Dr. T and the Women,” “October Sky,” “Mask,” “Fat Man and Little Boy,” “Haunted Summer,” “Teachers,” “Foxes” and “Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains.”

Her television credits include HBO’s “The Tale,” which earned Dern her seventh Emmy nomination, and in “Big Little Lies” which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe award for her role as Renata; “Enlightened.” “Recount,” “Damaged Care,” “Within These Walls,” “Daddy and Them,” “The Baby Dance,” “Afterburn.” “Fallen Angels, Down Came a Blackbird.” In 1997, Dern was nominated for an Emmy Award and won an American Comedy Award for her guest-starring role in the controversial ‘puppy episode’ of the ABC comedy, “Ellen.”

In addition to her extensive film and television credits, Dern has been prolific in her producing career. In 2017 she established Jaywalker Pictures, a Los Angeles-based production company founded with partner Jayme Lemons with emphasis on great storytelling in film and television. Most recently, Jaywalker has released the feature documentary, “The Way I See It,” for Focus Features, directed by Dawn Porter. Jaywalker has recently signed on as executive producers on the forthcoming animated short film “If Anything Happens I Love You.”

Out of appreciation and respect for the extraordinary gift the Dern family has brought to the big and small screen, The Hollywood Entertainment Museum honored Bruce, Diane and Laura with the Hollywood Legacy Award. In 2010, in celebration of their family legacy in film and television, Dern, her mother, Diane Ladd, and father, Bruce Dern, were awarded with the first ever “Family Star Ceremony” on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2016, she was also selected to serve on The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors.

This event is open to all

Invite your friends, family and colleagues. Dern knows the power of money. Her story will help you understand why participating in financial decisions is key to achieving your goals.

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